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Simon FISKE

Male 1400 - 1463  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name Simon FISKE 
    Born prob Abt 1400  Laxfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Between 22 Dec 1463 and 26 Feb 1463/4  Laxfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "[W]ill was proved at Laxfield by Katherine, his widow, and by his son John, The Younger, 26 Feb 1463/4." [1]
    Notes 
    • "The ancient Suffolk family of Fiske and its connection with New England have long been known, and two books, one compiled by an American [FISKE and FISKE FAMILY (Frederick Clifton Pierce, Chicago, 1896)] and the other by an Englishman [THE FISKE FAMILY PAPERS (Henry Fiske, Norwich 1902)], have been published about the family. In spite of this the pedigree of the family has remained in great confusion and presents many difficulties that have not hitherto been cleared up. The American book is, in so far as the pages dealing with the family in England are concerned, of little value, as the very brief summaries of the wills there given contain numerous errors and omit many important details . . . . The English book contains much valuable material, but it is not as carefully compiled as it should be, with the result that the pedigrees therein are often erroneous and misleading. . . . In the American book the progenitor of the family in the fifteenth century, one branch of whose descendants became lords of the Manor of Stodleigh in Laxfield, co. Suffolk, is styled "Lord Symon Fiske," the complier evidently being under the impression that the lord of a manor and his remote ancestors were peers of the realm and entitled to be called 'Lords.' In the sixteenth century the ancestors of the American family exercised the useful but hardly noble calling of wheelwrights, and they probably served the community in this capacity as well as they would have served it in the mythical capacity of barons of England which their American descendant has foisted upon them." [1]

    • "Simon Fiske was probably a grandson of Hugh Fiske or Fisqs, who appears as a landholder at Laxfield about the middle of the fourteenth century and in his turn was probably a descendant of Daniel Fiske of Laxfield, 1208. . . The name of the wife of Hugh Fiske has not been discovered, nor the Christian name of his son, who is supposed to have been of Laxfield about 1390 and to have been the father of the Simon Fiske [i4669] with whom this pedigree begins." [1]
    Person ID I4669  Families
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2011 

    Father [Son of Hugh] FISKE 
    Family ID F2012  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 UNK 
    Children 
    +1. William FISKE,   b. Abt 1425, Laxfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 15 Jul 1504, res. Laxfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years)
    +2. John FISKE,   b. Abt 1428, of Diss, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Edmund FISKE,   b. Abt 1430, prob of Eye, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Margaret FISKE,   b. Abt 1432
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F1793  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine [? CRISPE],   d. Aft 26 Feb 1463/4 
    Notes 
    • Simon and Katherine also had three daughters, born probably about 1434-37, living unmarried 22 Dec 1463. [1]
    Children 
    +1. John FISKE,   b. Abt 1440,   d. Between 18 Jan and 5 Feb 1512/3
    +2. Geoffrey FISKE,   b. Abt 1442, of Laxfield, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 3 May and 13May, 1504
     3. Simon FISKE,   b. of Diss, Norfolk, England 1478 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2011 
    Family ID F1794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S204] NEHGR.
      Vols. 86-88 (1932-34), The Fiske Family, Andrews Moriarty.

    2. [S190] Fisk and Fiske Family, Frederick Clifton Pierce, (Chicago, Published by the Author, Press of the W.E. Conkey Co., 1896).